Culture in Litomysl
Smetana's Litomysl Program as the largest event of the year to be viewed here.
In Litomysl there are also other events organized throughout a year. We have selected some 2009 Litomysl's events that might be of your interest:
|29 April - 1 May||Litomysl Rag Day - a student fest|
|23 May||Spring Opening in Vlckov - a folk fest|
|29 - 31 May||750th Anniversary of Litomysl Founding|
|12 June - 5 July||Smetana's Litomysl - International Opera Festival|
|20 June||Litomysl Old Czech Fair|
|27 June||Majorettes Parade|
|3 July - 28 August||Summer Holidays Fridays in Toulovec Stables - summer program: a fairy-tale for kids and a folk concert for adults every Friday during summer holidays|
|5 July||Fest on the Rose Mead - an ethnographical festival to honour the Bohemian Brethern|
|26 July - 16 August||International Violin Courses|
|12 - 13 September||Days of Monuments Open Door - free entrance to all|
|18 - 20 September||Young Smetana's Litomysl - presentation of young classical music performers|
|19 September||Litomysl Old Czech Fair|
Besides listed Litomysl cultural events there are other cultural institutions such as Litomysl's museum and galleries. Please take a look inside of:
Litomysl Castle Cellar Gallery
It reveals an extensive permanent exhibition of Olbram Zoubek's sculptures and art ceramics by Jiri Dudych. Olbram Zoubek belongs to the best Czech modern sculptors.
|April, October:||Sat - Sun and holidays 9 am - 4 pm|
|May - September:||Mon - Sun 9 am - 5 pm|
Litomysl's Regional Museum and Town Gallery at Knights' House
Expositions are held at several locations: a former piarist grammar school, at the Knights Hall at Smetana's Square, the former Litomysl's brewery where Bedrich Smetana was born, and the Town Gallery in the Litomysl's Castle. Expositions show history and folk art of Litomysl; numismatics, graphic arts and book collections; and painted darts representative collection of Litomysl's shooting society.
|March - November:||Tue - Sun 9 am-12 am, 1 pm-5 pm|
|December - February:||Tue - Fri 8 am - 12 am, 1 pm - 4 pm
Sat - Sun 9 am - 12 am, 1 pm - 5 pm
Museum of Ancient Sculpture and Architecture
Annually there is a seasonal exposition of ancient originals. Permanent exposition of statues castings and architectural complex of ancient Greece and Rome that represent casting development of the ancient world.
Opening hours: May - October open daily except Mondays from 9 am - 5 pm
Address: Litomysl Castle, Litomysl
The permanent exhibition maps a number of graphic art techniques of Josef Vachal. Josef Vachal, an idiosyncratic and unique artist, whose life work had gone largely unrecognised, was especially talented as an illustrator and creator of beautiful books, which he considered to be original artistic artefacts. The Portmoneum is a gallery of ORBIS PICTUS of Vachal's spiritual life and artistic opinions.
|May - September:||Tue - Sun 9 am - 12 am, 1 pm - 5 pm|
|February - March:||Wed 2 pm - 4 pm|
Gallery de Lara
Paintings, graphic arts, glass, ceramics, wooden toys and original jewelery by Czech authors for sale.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 12 am, 1 pm - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 am
Address: Smetana's Square 137, Litomysl
Music Club Kotelna
Various music genres concerts, rockoteque, videoprojections.
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 7 pm - 12 pm, Fri - Sat 8 pm - 2 am
Address: kpt. Jarose 1129, Litomysl